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Christmas Comes to Willow Creek (1987)

Willow Creek, Alaska, is going through a depression because the local cannery has shut down putting many of the residents out of work. Ray and Pete are truck-driving brothers, different as ... See full summary »

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Ray
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Jessie
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Michael
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Charlotte
Antony Holland
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Al
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Mayor Newman
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Chief Cobb
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Thurgood
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Cecil
Brian MacDonald ...
Dwayne (as Brian Mac Donald)

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Willow Creek, Alaska, is going through a depression because the local cannery has shut down putting many of the residents out of work. Ray and Pete are truck-driving brothers, different as day and night, who are hired by an old friend to bring Christmas presents and one huge surprise from sunny California up to his home town. Along the way, the brothers and Pete's son Michael argue and get stuck in a blizzard, but finally reconcile with each other. Written by Jeff Olsen

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If ever a town needed a miracle it was Willow Creek. And if ever there's a time for miracles... it's Christmas.

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20 December 1987 (USA)  »

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According to www.Mapquest.com, there are no drivable routes to Willow Creek, AK. See more »

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Ray: What kind of name is "Turtle"?
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« truck-drivers are cool » (web)
19 May 2016 | by (PariS) – See all my reviews

This is the title of a famous radio show in France and this applies to this movie. Sure it's strange to have country songs for Christmas season, Kim's character is a bit flat as well as the road trip ; the magic of the season is a bit ridiculous but at the end, no one can deny that the movie has good intentions, is full of loving feelings and just for that, it's refreshing ! for one time, no guns, no violence, no blood, no terrible villain, no gratuitous nudity, no discrimination quotas, just the simple life with simple people, happy to be together ! In addition, it offers a new meeting with faces i know from my childhood : the « gremlins » father, the « dukes of Hazzard » and the future Billy Miles from « X-files » . So it's not the movie of the century but it's worthy to be on the good side of the rating !


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